We’re quietly celebrating the fact that tonight’s Development Management Committee meeting listened, questioned, debated the detail and came to the only sensible conclusion regarding the application by Geo & R Carrell Properties Ltd to re-open the old HSBC bank building as a pizza takeaway.The Development Management Committee clearly agreed with us, overturning the recommendation of the Planning Manager and voting on an amended proposal to reject the application by six votes to one. Click on the image to read more.
Among the other issues currently under scrutiny are the new housing developments proposed for the northern boundary of St Faiths on Barton’s Road and the development of the Forty Acre fields at Bedhampton. While some of these might appear to be outside of our more traditional ‘town centre’ remit, the significant increase in the residential population proposed presents a significant opportunity for Havant Town centre. With Havant now poised to provide the central hub for these new residential communities, we are looking to Havant Borough Council to rise to the challenge and invest in the quality and appearance of the town centre.
After ten long years, derelict brownfield sites like 44-54 West street can no longer be tolerated.